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'''Edmund Spenser''' (; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for ''The Faerie Queene'', an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Birth date1552/1553
Birth placeLondon, England
Death date{{Death date|df=yes|1599|01|13}}[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P37670 National Archive documents]
Death placeLondon, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
OccupationPoet
LanguageEnglish
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
Period1569–1599
Notableworks''The Faerie Queene''
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